snmalouff (9) - Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2009 does not count
Great winter beer. Malty aroma. Brown Color. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Caramelly, bready on the aroma. Flavor is more crusty bread, toasty, biscuity, mild herbaceous noble hop. Really nice, balanced winter warmer. ColoradoOAR (3) - Superior, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005 does not count
Very well balanced seasonal beer. Has a dark amber color with a very mild aroma. Is a good example of a witner brew. foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Appearance: pours a healthy 2" sudsy cream colored head. Recedes slowly leaving decent lacing. Color is deep amber, slightly cloudy, with moderate carbonation.
Aroma: strong malt presence with raisins, caramel, and whole wheat bread. A bit of earthy hops in the background.
Mouthfeel: standard fluffy English ale mouthfeel, fairly light bodied with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: a hearty brew. The malt dominates (as expected) with those raisin, caramel, and whole wheat bread (toasted) flavors leading the way. There is also a moderate hop presence in the middle and finish and a bit of lingering alcohol burn with the swallow. Delicious and well made ale. Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Nice reddish color with a soft carbonated head. Pine, earthy sharp fruit notes in the aroma. Plethora of flavors, dark fruits, malty, spices almost like eating a fruit cake but better. Soft and dry but somewhat creamy. Finishes tangy and dry with a liitle hop bite. give me more.
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - DEC 23, 2005
in the winter time cant go wrong just sit back open up a few and enjoy a good amber style winter brew that is very mellow swanmann (764) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 This was probably my first declared "favorite" beer. Darker amber. Maybe a bit over carbonated. They have a cask conditioned on tap sometimes. The lower carbonation really opens up the flavors. Wood and smoke, sap even (?) I really like it. Pork or pizza. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a clear dark ruby with some head. Nose has syrup tones with heavy malt edges and a sweet edge. Flavor is robust. Hops present, but not powerfully there. Sweet edge is present and is slightly syrupy on the tongue after it dissipates. Feel is smooth with a touch of bubble. Extremely drinkable. An excellent winter warmer. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2008
My next door neighbor gave me a bottle of this to try. Very very enjoyable brew!!! Maltly and aromatic and bottom line tastes great!!! Full bodied with lots of gravity in every sip. O’Dell doesn’t make an inferrior beer. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who enjoys this style of ale. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2009
The best part about winter is the seasonal brews!! Pours a deep amber with little to no off white head. Nice spicy, hoppy nose. The flavor was hoppy, spicy, malty wintery goodness. Great brew!!!